Nu:ionic Hydrogen-Producing Microwave Reactor Achieves Commercial Threshold

Nu:ionic Technologies (Canada), Inc. (“Nu:ionic”) has achieved a significant product development milestone with the completion of a continuous 48-hour demonstration run of its proprietary Microwave Catalytic Reformer(TM) (MCR). This commercial scale, 100kW electrified reactor can be used in many applications for low carbon hydrogen production from various feedstocks, including biogas, natural gas or renewable ammonia. The reactor is undergoing rigorous testing and accumulating run time in the company’s Fredericton, New Brunswick Research and Innovation Center.

The next step is the installation of a fully integrated demonstration unit, which includes a hydrogen purification and carbon capture system, at a customer site in Western Canada. The carbon capture system produces readily transportable liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) for reuse or sequestration.

Nu:ionic’s MCR technology is well-suited for small-scale, low carbon hydrogen production, ranging from 1-10 tonnes per day (TPD), and accommodates low-cost hydrogen carriers such as renewable ammonia, methanol, biogas, or natural gas as feedstock and can be used for hydrogen blending, clean fuel generation, pre-combustion carbon capture, chemical feedstock or energy storage. The MCR process uses approximately 30% less natural gas as compared to conventional reformer methods, reducing the associated upstream emissions of natural gas exploration, production, and transmission, while also eliminating the need for cost-prohibitive post-combustion carbon capture. The MCR package is also significantly more compact as compared to the conventional Steam Methane Reforming equipment footprint.

Courtesy of Nu:ionic.

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